Support the Library

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Donate to the Library
The Library is a hub of knowledge, culture, and communication.  We strive to make it a source of lifelong learning and community pride.  Your charitable financial contribution is most welcome and helps us to realize this goal.  Gifts of any size are most welcome and help to assure a vibrant future for the library in the Barberton community.  Your generosity can help:

  • Support literacy and lifelong learning
  • Promote art and culture
  • Build library collections
  • Fund library special projects and programs

Donor Wall
Monetary donations in excess of $250 entitle donors to a space on the Library's donor wall, fashioned to look like a bookshelf. The name of the donor or person to be honored will be engraved on a book spine in accordance with the amount of money donated.  

donor, spines of wooden books engraved with donors' names

A memorial donation may be made to commemorate any special occasion such as the birth of a child or to honor the life of a special person.  Memorial book plates are placed on items to commemorate the gift. 

black iron garden bench, with memorial plate, In Memory of Betty Brown from Family and Friends 

A will or trust may designate a particular gift to the library.  Such contributions can take the form of money, stocks, bonds, real estate or other types of assets.  It is also possible to give a percentage or excess of your estate, after all the other terms of the will or trust have been satisfied.  We are happy to work with you to determine the best way to manage your gift.  Please contact Ann Hutchison at 330-745-1194, ext. 1430 or
The Barberton Public Library is a political subdivision of the State of Ohio as recognized under Ohio Revised Code Chapter 3375. As such, contributions to the Library, as described in Section 170(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, are "charitable contributions" and are deductible under Section 170(a)(1) of the Code.  Please consult your financial advisor for specific information.

Now & Forever Fund
The Barberton Public Library Now & Forever fund was established by the Library Board of Trustees in order to seek, receive, and administer gifts, bequests, and donations for the support and preservation of the Barberton Public Library, beyond the level of taxpayer responsibility and in a manner consistent with the mission and goals of the library.  All gifts great and small are welcome. The fund may receive donations from individuals, organizations, and corporations. 
The Now & Forever fund is located at the Barberton Community Foundation, a 509(a)(3) public charity,  which partners with community stakeholders, donors, and charitable organizations to improve the quality of life for Barberton residents by maximizing the strategic impact of charitable contributions.  You can access this fund directly to make a contribution online.
If you prefer to mail in a donation, checks should be made payable to Barberton Community Foundation, with a notation in the memo line of the check that it is for the Barberton Public Library Now & Forever Fund.  Please mail gifts benefitting the Barberton Public Library Endowment fund to:
Barberton Community Foundation
460 West Paige Avenue
Barberton, OH  44203